|On November 12, 1991,
the People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong,
China, were accepted as members of the APEC at its ministerial
meeting held in Seoul.
Since its participation
in APEC in 1991, China has fully taken part in various APEC
activities in the spirit of cooperation, played an active role
in the cooperation of APEC in recent years and pushed the cooperation
in this region.
China's implementation of reforms and opening-up has attracted
Asia-Pacific countries especially the bordering countries to
cooperate with China with great market potential. Up to now
the country has attended the Economic Leaders' Meetings for
seven times and APEC Ministerial Meetings 36 times and has contributed
to the forming of cooperation policies and strategies of APEC.
China's role in APEC has been highly acclaimed by its fellow